The latest update from CEO Jane Fraser.

A Fortunate Life by A.B. Facey turned 35 on Anzac Day 2015. First published by Fremantle Press and now licensed to Penguin, the bestselling memoir has gone on to have a long and (need I say it?) ‘fortunate’ life. This week Whoa Flamingo purchased the option for this Aussie classic with a view to producing a new television series.

We’re also pleased to announce that a selection of Fremantle Press titles are off to Spain. Barcelona-based Editorial Yulca has purchased the rights to Alan Carter’s award-winning debut crime thriller Prime Cut, while BiraBiro Editorial has snapped up five titles in Ken Spillman and Chris Nixon’s Jake series.

Fremantle Press is a big fan of photographer Richard Woldendorp. We have published and distributed his books for many years – including his most comprehensive and beautiful volume to date, Out of the Blue. I had the pleasure of seeing his latest exhibition at Linton and Kay Galleries this month. Running until 12 July, Richard’s striking collection of aerial photography will make you look at Australia’s landscapes in a whole new way. Thoroughly recommended!

Our readers in WA’s South West are in for a treat this month with a Liz Byrski tour. Starting on 29 July, she will be talking about In Love and War: nursing heroes at the Margaret River Bookshop, Barefoot Books in Busselton and Paperbark Merchants in Albany.

For the littlies these school holidays, Boffins Bookshop is hosting picture book author and illustrator Sean E. Avery. Suitable for ages three to seven, this will be an afternoon of storytelling and drawing inspired by Sean’s book Harold and Grace on 14 July. Bookings essential!

Here’s hoping your July is full of winter woollies, warm cocoa and good reading.


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